Date: 14 February 2017
The 35th Fajr International Film Festival has paid tribute to the legendary Iranian artist Abbas Kiarostami with a poster portraying a work from his photo series “Snow White”.
The poster was published Monday on the website of the event, which is scheduled to be held in Tehran from 21 to 28 April 2017. It was unveiled at Berlin film market and published in Screen Magazine.
The “Snow White” collection focuses on winter. “I have taken all these photos in Iran. I have been taking photos of snow over the past 30 years. Sometimes, I have only taken eight photos throughout one winter. So this collection has been formed little by little,” Kiarostami had said about his photos.
In its latest edition, the Fajr Film Festival, which ended last week, also commemorated Kiarostami by a poster for its Art and Experience Cinema, a category dedicated to art films. The festival focuses on Iran’s national cinema.
A winner of the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 for his “Taste of Cherry”, Kiarostami died last July at the age of 76.
Source: Tehran Times